Kennesaw State University

General Faculty Development

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

What's the trouble with grades? Walvoord and Anderson (2010) state, when we talk about grades, educators have student learning most in mind. However, our students may have different perspectives about grades. Participants in this webinar will discuss grading processes and products that spur communication with students. We will identify research-based tools and strategies to motivate and engage students in grading practices to improve teaching and learning in our classrooms.

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Have you ever told your students they are smart? How do you praise student performance? How do students respond to challenges in your class? This workshop will focus on Growth Mindset research from Carol Dweck. We will explore what it means for you to have a growth mindset and how you can encourage this mindset with your students.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

College teachers are well aware that students learn best when they are not fearful or anxious. We also know students lives may be affected by poverty, addiction, interpersonal violence, divorce, or the death of a family member or friend. Drawing upon developmental theories and recent studies about grit (Stoltz 2014) and perseverance through stressful times (Brown 2015), this workshop offers tools for teachers to discuss grades, classroom performance, or learning strategies for students in crisis.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The facilitation of discussion is a teaching technique that many of us use in our classes. Yet, so often we don't draw out the level of engagement we would like to see from our students, either in terms of quality or distribution of participation throughout the class. This short webinar highlights simple, yet effective, discussion facilitation and note-taking practices from the literature and the facilitators' teaching experiences.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Peer observation is a popular technique for evaluating teaching effectiveness. In this workshop, we’ll explore the literature on how peer observations are conducted at the college level and what instruments or techniques have been shown to be useful.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Weimer discusses five key changes to practice that tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone to help college and university faculty understand the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach. Enhancements added to the new edition include up-to-date examples of practice in action from a variety of disciplines, an entirely new chapter on the research support for learner-centered approaches, and a more in-depth discussion of how students' developmental issues impact the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching. Source: Amazon.com

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

"Make it Stick" has been described as "the single best work I have encountered on the subject [of how students learn]. Anyone with an interest in teaching or learning will benefit from reading this book, which not only presents thoroughly grounded research but does so in an eminently readable way that is accessible even to students" (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2014). Come join us for a lively discussion about how to create learning environments that make the information "stick" for students. The first 12 faculty members who sign up will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

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